Although in terms of dreaming and planning, Radar's story started earlier, his real story... his biological story began one year ago today! So it isn't a birthday, but it is his very first “one year” anniversary of anything. Because one year ago, an egg that had been spit out by one of my ovaries was met by a sperm from Radar's biological father and the wild division party began.
It would be another 17 days until a home pregnancy test would tell me of his existence, although I didn't know it was a “he” yet.
It would be another 4 weeks before I would see Radar for the first time... he would only be 1/10th of an inch long, but I would see his little heart already chugging on a highly amplified screen.
It would be just over 9 weeks until I would find out that it was a “he” and that he had exactly the number of chromosomes he was supposed to have... 46.
And of course, it would be 8 months and 10 days until I would finally meet my darling miracle face to face.
So even though it's not a birthday celebration, I'm celebrating today because one year ago my darling boy's story began and oh, what a story it has been so far... and oh, how I look forward to watching his story continue to unfold for many, many years to come!
Happy conception day Radar! Mommy loves you so, so much.
Titi and Radar
PS - As for actual birthdays, here's a big shout out to cousin Isaiah Darwin in Denver! Happy first birthday little man!!